A couple of weeks ago, we decided to answer some of your most frequently asked questions regarding Personal Injury Law in Arizona.
Since that first posting, we've recieved an overwhelming response and have decided to add a part 2 and possibly even more as time goes on. Please feel free to get in touch with us at any time if you have questions regarding personal injury or wrongful death law in Arizona.
What evidence does an attorney need in order to successfully win a slip and fall case?
There are many aspects here. First, know what caused you to fall. Second, you need to be able to prove that the premises owner/possessor knew or should have known of the dangerous condition (the thing that caused your fall) in advance of the fall. Lastly, there must be injuries to have an actionable claim in AZ.
Is there a certain amount of time to report a fall at a store?
The incident should be reported immediately--before you leave the store. If you leave the store and come back to report it later, it may bring into doubt whether it occurred at all. The best measure: If you fall, don't leave the area (if possible) and report it to a manager as soon as possible.
Why do car accident settlements take so long?
One of the most important things to consider before settling a case: Make sure you are fully healed, or as healed as you are likely going to get. It would be imprudent to settle your case before knowing the full extent of your injuries or knowing how much care you will need. Therefore, it takes time.
Can I sue an auto manufacturer for their airbags not going off to protect me in an accident?
This is a conceivable claim--but it really depends on the nature of your injuries. Remember, a case against a big auto manufacturer is going to be very expensive. In my opinion, the injuries must be severe to warrant a potential case against an auto manufacturer for a case like this.